Wheelchair users and mobility difficulties
Almost all of The Watermill is accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties. The only inaccessible public area is upstairs in the auditorium which has stepped seating and is reached via a spiral staircase that is not suitable for those with mobility problems. There is no lift, so if you need to be seated downstairs, please let our box office staff know at the time of booking. Ramps around the site allow easy access to the theatre, the lily pond area, the bar and restaurant, accessible toilets and the gardens.
We can accommodate two people in wheelchairs per performance, subject to availability. We also have two wheelchairs of our own on request that can be used for transfers.
We have some seats allocated that are suitable for wheelchair transfers and these should be requested at the time of booking your theatre tickets. Our staff are not trained to lift you into your seat, but will do what they can to make your transfer as easy and comfortable as possible.
If you are unable to get to the bar, we are happy to bring refreshments to you in the auditorium during the interval. Please let the front of house staff or usher know what you would like.
There is a reduction of £2 off each ticket for both a person with disabilities and their companion on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Because of the size of our auditorium and the need for us to sell as many seats as possible to remain financially viable, we are unable to offer free seats for companions.